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How heat waves fuel toxic algae blooms in Minnesota waters

Harmful blue-green algae blooms can shut down popular beaches, sicken animals and negatively impact water quality.  >>

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'Very excited about the prospects for this': Clean-water crops take center stage
A bipartisan group of state lawmakers, agriculture officials and business partners gets a firsthand look at the development of continuous living cover crops.

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers, agriculture officials and business partners gets a firsthand look at the development of continuous living cover crops.  >>

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Thank you, summer 2022 interns and assistants!

Our summer interns and assistants helped double the size of our high school career pathways program, co-led more than 20 engagement events around lock and dam issues, and surveyed wildlife at restoration sites around the metro.  >>

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Summer 2022 interns and assistants
What we heard on this summer's lock and dam tours
This summer, FMR and our partners talked with over 600 community members about the future of our Twin Cities locks and dams. We led more than than 20 focus-group tours that brought many people to the river in new ways. Here's what we heard. Read more
ESI guest post: Making gardening accessible for everyone
This is a guest post from 2022 Environmental Stewardship Institute (ESI) fellow Mitali who created an informational video about making gardening and community gardens more accessible. Read more
Mitali
ESI guest post: A local dive into environmental justice
This is a guest post from 2022 ESI fellows Stacy, Margaret and Norijah who explored environmental racism in three local case studies: North Minneapolis air quality, East Phillips Neighborhood Urban Farm, and Enbridge Lines 3 & 5 Read more
Stacy, Margaret and Norijah
ESI guest post: The impact of street salt on our environment
This is a guest post from 2022 ESI fellows Hanna Bjerkness and Harper Glaeser Allen who conducted a survey to find out what their community knew about road salt pollution, then created an infographic to help them learn more. Read more
Hanna, Harper and Naomi
ESI guest post: Invasive species scavenger hunt
This is a guest post from 2022 Environmental Stewardship Institute (ESI) fellows Li Le Kaplow, Jasmine Jara and Sarah Hu who created a scavenger hunt for youth and their families to learn more about invasive species. Read more
Momentum builds for transformative clean-water crops

The path to a cleaner Mississippi River may run through ag country.  >>

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FMR, partners issue Minneapolis 2040 support statement

In response to the lawsuit challenging the Minneapolis 2040 plan on the basis of potential environmental harm, FMR coordinated a sign-on statement from several leading environmental and planning organizations. The statement reaffirms our support for the 2040 plan's goals and environmental benefits.  >>

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